Music Park: The Ocean Blue @ Union Stage — 9/28/18

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The Ocean Blue performs at Union Stage on Sept. 28, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

The Ocean Blue treated their fans to dreampop melodies at a sold-out Union Stage in DC on Friday night.  Although The Ocean Blue are best known from their earlier hits in the late ’80s and early ’90s, the band has just finished recording a new album, and they ventured out on a short five-city tour in support of their new material.

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Music Park: Tremonti and Seether @ Rams Head Live — 9/18/18

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Mark Tremonti leads his band, Tremonti, through an energetic performance at Rams Head Live on Sept. 18, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen) 

Rams Head Live in Baltimore came alive this past Tuesday night as Tremonti rocked the venue along with headlining performance by Seether.  It was a full house at Rams Head and it was clear that a lot of people were interested in seeing Tremonti perform!

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Music Park: Collective Soul and 3 Doors Down @ MECU Pavilion — 8/21/18

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Ed Roland of Collective Soul entertains the crowd at MECU Pavilion. (Photos by Shantel Breen)

The Rock & Roll Express Tour rolled through Baltimore on Tuesday!  This tour featured headliners 3 Doors Down with Collective Soul — and together they rocked the MECU Pavilion on a rather stormy evening.

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Snapshots: Old 97s @ 9:30 Club — 6/29/18

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Rhett Miller of Old 97s performs at the 930 Club. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

The Old 97’s stopped by the 9:30 Club on Friday night, and they brought a taste of Austin, Texas to D.C.!  Rhett Miller and the boys entertained a full house of fans by performing nonstop energetic hits!  Shantel Breen went to the show to take part in the excitement.

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Music Park: Cold War Kids with The Regrettes @ Rams Head Live — 6/17/18

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Cold War Kids perform at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on June 17, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

Formed in 2004, indie rockers, Cold War Kids, from Long Beach California, are still going strong. Following an appearance at the Firefly Festival, Cold War Kids stopped by Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Sunday, and Shantel Breen went to check out the show.

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Snapshots: Jon Wood Band and Marco Benevento @ The 8×10 — 6/14/18

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The Jon Wood Band performs at The 8×10 in Baltimore on June 14, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

The 8×10 in Baltimore came alive this past Thursday! Marco Benevento delivered a non-stop, high energy performance to an enthusiastic crowd, making it one of my top shows this year to date.

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Music Park: The Front Bottoms @ Baltimore Soundstage — 5/23/18

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The Front Bottoms perform at Baltimore Soundstage on May 23, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

The Front Bottoms returned to the area performing a two-part set that included three of their releases played in their entirety. When I arrived at Baltimore Soundstage this past Wednesday for The Front Bottoms show, the line was wrapped around the building.  Fans formed a line at least three hours before doors so they would be front and center for this performance!  There is no denying that The Front Bottoms have a solid fanbase.

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